Coronavirus Update

9th March 2020

For the latest updates, please visit: 

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/coronavirus 

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19 

 

 https://twitter.com/educationgovuk

 

https://www.facebook.com/educationgovuk/

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has information for the Public on how they can keep safe along with what to do whilst travelling:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

 

Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice

As of 10 March, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has updated advice about travel to Italy. The FCO is currently advising:

  • against all but essential travel to Italy
  • against all travel to Hubei Province, in China
  • against all but essential travel to the rest of mainland China
  • against all travel to the cities of Daegu, Cheongdo and Gyeongsan in South Korea


The Foreign and Commonwealth Office is not currently advising against travel to any other country/territory as a result of COVID-19.

 

Updated advice for travellers returning from Italy

On 10 March, Public Health England updated its travel advice for travellers returning from Italy. The advice can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public 

 

Further information on what you should do if you are asked to self-isolate can be found here:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/02/20/what-is-self-isolation-and-why-is-it-important/  

 

 

 

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in December 2019.

Public Health England is working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus.

The UK government is monitoring the situation in China and around the world.

 

Coronavirus Awareness

 

How to stay safe

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Personal hygiene is the most important way we can tackle COVID-19, especially washing hands more; and the catch it, bin it, kill it strategy for those with coughs and sneezes.

 

How to wash your hands properly

Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds with soap and hot water.

Watch this short NHS film for guidance:

https://youtu.be/bQCP7waTRWU



Teach young children how to wash their hands with the NHS handwashing song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg

 

Public Health England recommends that in addition to handwashing before eating, and after coughing and sneezing, everyone should also wash hands after using toilets and travelling on public transport.

 

For any urgent queries regarding Coronavirus, you can contact the Department for Education Helpline using the contact information provided below.

 

Department for Education Helpline:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

 

NHS Information

NHS 111 has an online Coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have Coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you’ve been to a country or area with a high risk of Coronavirus – see travelling advice
  • you’ve been in close contact with someone with Coronavirus